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    Sidney Island Oceanfront Acreage - Strata Lot 74

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 20155

    3.13 acres with 455 ft of glorious walk-on beachfront on the south end of Sidney Island. Architect designed 2,118 ft2 3 bdrm, 2 bath home is off-grid living at its finest. This is the spot you have been looking for. Click to view now.


    Price
    $1,895,000

    Size
    3.13 acres ~ 455 ft oceanfront

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    Description

    Life is about having a great spot and this is one of the best you will find.

    When the lots on Sidney Island came on the market this was one of the first to be sold and when it came back on the market it was snapped up immediately again.

    Southern Gulf Islands, walk-on beachfront, south exposure and architect designed custom home to make your own. What more could you ask?

    This 3.13 acre walk-on oceanfront gem with 455 feet of fabulous beachfront on the south end of Sidney Island is one of the great properties of the southern Gulf Islands. Enjoy breathtaking views of the US San Juan Islands and over Darcy Island, to the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains. Located at the end of Arbutus Spur and adjacent to a conservancy zone it is a quiet private spot with exceptional privacy.

    The 2,118 ft2 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home was designed by an architect for his family and personal use, and crafted by master builder Rob Parsons. Features include a massive stone fireplace, exposed beams, Douglas fir flooring and windows and doors across the front opening to the patio.

    Flagstone patios at the front and rear highlighted by rock walls provide sheltered outdoor entertainment areas and the propane firepot at the front is perfect for enjoying Canada’s most temperate climate.

    Experience off-grid living at its finest with solar panels, inverter and backup generator, drilled well and septic system. The landscape shaded with mature Douglas fir and cedars slope gently toward the beach. Imagine launching your kayak from your doorstep on the stunning shoreline of Jackspring Beach.

    Sidney Island is BC’s best oceanfront value with rock breakwater, community dock, airstrip, orchard, miles of sandy beaches, fantastic swimming hole, island caretaker, managed forest and a real sense of community. The 1,500 acres of common property enjoyed by Sidney Island owners is 1.5 times the size of Stanley Park.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Strata title ownership
    • Approximately 288 acres of strata lots
    • Approximately 1,500 acres common property
    • No public access to the strata owned portion of the island
    • No time requirement for building
    • Precious conservation areas
    • Breakwater and communal dock in Miner’s Bay
    • 2,600 ft grass airstrip
    • Miles of sand beaches
    • Excellent network of roads
    • Managed sustainable forest
    • Island Caretaker

    EQUIPMENT

    The Strata Corporation equipment consists of an excavator, dump truck, 4 fire trucks, tank truck, pickup truck, road grader and miscellaneous equipment.

    Location

    Sidney Island is at the southern end of the Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. It is about 19 km north of Victoria, 6 km southeast of Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula and only 10 km from Roche Harbour on US San Juan Island.

    Access

    Access is by boat to the private dock in Miners Bay or by plane to the private 2,600 ft airstrip, both of which are the common property of the strata owners. Water taxi service is available from Sidney.

    Area Data

    Sidney Island

    Unique in British Columbia, perhaps the world, Sidney Island offers the rare combination of ownership of superb waterfront property with a model of sustainable forestry, limited development of common areas, precious conservation zones and miles of sand beaches. It is blessed with a Mediterranean-like climate, warm summers, mild winters and less than 30 inches annual rainfall. Not only is it one of the most picturesque but was, until the subdivision into 111 strata lots, the last major undeveloped island in the Gulf Islands chain. From every part of the island there are breathtaking views. To the south the perennial snow covered Olympic Range, to the east the perfect cone of Mt. Baker and the jagged peaks of the Cascades.

    With its wonderful natural habitat few places have as rich a variety of wildlife as Sidney Island, which includes:

    • spotted fallow deer
    • bald eagles
    • hawks
    • black-tailed deer
    • turkey vultures
    • mink
    • woodpeckers
    • humming birds
    • great blue herons
    • Javanese peacocks
    • river otters
    • a rich variety of songbirds, ducks, geese and other waterfowl

    Offshore, the waters support a wide variety of sea life including salmon, halibut, other sport fish, an array of sea birds and waterfowl, seals, sea lions, orcas and gray whales.

    Sidney Island comprises 111 bare land strata lots totaling about 288 acres and ownership includes the strata lot and a proportionate interest in the common property of the strata corporation, which includes about 1,500 acres and the common facilities and other assets of the Strata Corporation.

    In our opinion the most important aspect of the development is that the privacy of the strata corporation lands has been maintained, and the natural integrity of the island environment has been protected for the fortunate few who share in its ownership. There is no public access to 1,760 acres owned by the strata corporation, of which some 1,500 acres are common property to the strata lots.

    The result is an amazing diversity of properties with low, medium and high bank oceanfront, virtually every possible exposure, varied topography, beautiful views, and differing levels of privacy and a range of prices.

    The only land on the island not owned by the Strata Corporation is the northerly portion formerly the Sidney Spit Marine Park and recently named as Canada’s newest National Park. This area comprises about 400 acres and encloses a broad lagoon of sheltered water bordered by a long spit of sand. Mooring buoys, a small government dock, and facilities for picnicking and camping are provided. The sandy beach with protected waters is excellent for swimming.

    GEOGRAPHY

    Both Sidney Island and neighboring James Island are geographically unique in that they are the only Canadian Gulf Islands composed of quaternary drift deposits—unconsolidated sand and gravel deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. These deposits form a major part of the sandy west coastline and northern end of Sidney Island while the south easterly half of Sidney Island is bedrock. The rock shoreline protects Sidney Island from the prevailing south east winds.

    Vegetation

    The Island supports exceptionally lush and varied vegetation common to the south coastal climatic zone including Douglas fir, white fir, Garry oak, mock cherry, arbutus, red cedar, red alder, balsam, hemlock, aspen, yew, big leaf maple and flowering dogwood. Smaller vegetation includes Scotch broom, fireweed, gorse, wild roses, western fescue, orchard grass, salal, hawthorn and a 50-tree orchard on the common land.

    Recreation

    Hiking the miles of trails on Sidney Island, cycling, boating, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, prawning, whale watching, boating, swimming in our super popular swimming hole, sailing, photography, bird watching, exploring and cruising the Canadian Gulf Islands and the US San Juan Islands.

    History

    Originally named Sallas Island, in 1859 the Hudson Bay Company, hoping to attract settlers with a more British name, changed it to Sidney Island. Many years ago the Island was purchased by a group of Victoria businessmen as a private hunting preserve.

    In 1981 the Island was purchased from the last two survivors of the original owners, by Sallas Forest Limited Partnership. In 2005 the subdivision plan was registered converting the island into its current ownership of 111 bare land strata lots.

    Map Reference

    48°35'24.27"N and 123°17'25.41"W

    Tax Details

    $3,667

    Strata Fees: $232.80 per month (2020)

    Zoning

    CD-2 Sidney Island Comprehensive Development Zone Capital Regional District and Islands Trust

    Legal

    STRATA LOT 74, SECTION 1, SIDNEY ISLAND, RANGE 1W, NORTH SAANICH DISTRICT, STRATA PLAN V1S5122 TOGETHER WITH AN INTEREST IN THE COMMON PROPERTY IN PROPORTION TO THE UNIT ENTITLEMENT OF THE STRATA LOT AS SHOWN ON FORM 1 (SEE PLAN AS TO LIMITED ACCESS)

    PID 026-298-007

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.